I am curious to find out whether I am missing a link here.
I have been searching for schools which offer masters
program in interaction design, and have noticed that despite there seems to be some clusters of usability and design firms in the west coast, there aren’t that many
universities offering masters degrees in IxD.
Are they just hiding under other names like Information Science/
Design/ Management or HCI with focus on Ixd?
If it’s actually true that there aren’t that many IxD
programs in the west coast, is there a reason for that? Where's the networking/ guest speaker/ recruiter element if the students are so far away from the commercial world?